OPTIME

More uptime on the menu with OPTIME

One of the primary causes of waste in the food and beverage industry is equipment failure. Yet it is also preventable with a proactive approach to maintenance that involves the condition monitoring of machinery, said Ryan Kendrigan, general manager of Engineering & Services at Motion Australia.  Read more

lubrication

Multi point automation for food grade lubrication

Lubrication is the lifeblood of industrial manufacturing environments. Without high-grade, reliable lubricant products, components like chains and bearings have significantly reduced wear resistance, and end up costing businesses far more in the long run. According to John Knight, Lubrication Systems product manager at Alemlube, premature component failure can almost always be put down to poor lubrication practices. Read more

grade

Aussie made, Aussie grade

When operating on agricultural land, it is important to prioritise services and supply designed for our unique and often unpredictable landscapes. So often, Australian farmers are left disappointed with the quality of imported consumables such as tractor lubricants. This was the case for Peter Vicary in the 1980s, when he and his sons, Ben and Andrew, founded Gulf Western Oil. Read more

snacks

Food safe bearings save local snacks

From meat pies, to lamingtons, to fairy bread – it’s no secret that Australians love their snacks. Australia is home to a few iconic homegrown snack brands with the industry peaking in demand last year at an annual revenue of more than 4.2 million AUD, according to Statista. Read more

food

CRC gives the green light for food grade plastics

With ever-tightening health and safety regulations being implemented across the food and beverage industry, production sites require close monitoring and consistently reliable products without fuss. Companies must ensure they are in compliance with HACCP, ISO and NSF H1 standards at all times, keeping up to date documentation of chemical use in a holistic, cost-effective way. Read more

Plummer Blocks

National abattoir company switches to Timken SNT Plummer Blocks

A food production line consists of many moving parts, each with their own set of complex maintenance requirements. Holding it all together is the backbone of industrial equipment – bearings. With such a vast array of bearing options available on the market, compiling an inventory that is interchangeable and compatible across every corner of the site can be extremely difficult. Read more

LOCTITE

LOCTITE bonds with an instant classic

Industrial maintenance requires fast and firm adhesion of substrates and materials such as plastics, metals, and rubber. The advent of instant adhesive allowed for quick bonding between two surfaces—ready to use in three minutes and continuing to strengthen with time achieving optimal strength within 24 hours of application.   Read more

bearings

Dairy manufacturer gets its bearings

More than 10 years ago, one of Australia’s leading dairy producers made the switch from standard deep groove ball bearings to NSK Molded-Oil™ bearings after the advantages were pointed out to the producer’s plant engineer by a CBC sales representative on a site visit. Read more

macadamia

Harvesting the macadamia boom in Bundaberg

The macadamia is finally getting its moment in the sun. Australian macadamia growers have been experiencing bumper crops in recent years, with annual production quantities reaching more than 50,000 tonnes in 2021, according to the Australian Macadamia Society.1  Read more

filtration

Fine filtration, from grape to glass

Whether it’s an acclaimed Shiraz from the lush coastal climates of McClaren Vale; a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from the rolling hills of the Riverina Region; or a cool Sparkling Wine from Tamar Valley—3M Purification understands the importance of the purification process for creating award-winning Australian wines. Read more

Safe passage from keg or cask to glass

The food and beverage industry in Australia is subject to regulations that align with ANSI requirements and promote acceptance by USDA and FDA regulatory authorities. “Beverage producers such as wineries and breweries must ensure that the pump and valve equipment on site are in accordance with hygienic standards and guidelines and do not compromise the quality of their product,” says Michael Rowe. Read more

Premium hydraulic oils age like fine wine

In the last two years, the Australian harvest has seen the end of a long drought season, bouncing back with buoyancy, with incentives from the government boosting sales of agricultural equipment to accommodate the demands of high yields.

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